Praise for “Murder” team
Today, as I write this message, still relishing the committed efforts of our cast and production team of “Murder in the Cathedral” after our opening night, I’m reminded of a passage from David Mamet’s (an American playwright/director/teacher)book, “True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor,” which articulates the sentiment that has resonated with me ‘lo these past 4+ months rehearsing with the fine members of ACT:
“Cultivate the habit of mutuality. Create with your peers, and you are building a true theatre. When you desire and strive to rise from the ranks rather than with the ranks, you are creating divisiveness and loneliness in yourself, in the theatre, and in the world. All things come in their time.”
Indeed, the ideal to which Mamet refers here is, I’ve discovered, an inherent quality of each of you and, as such, you commit yourselves to strengthening our global community ~ no small feat, for certain.
Thanks to all and I hope to have the opportunity to share future stages with you. Cheers, everyone.
thank-you so much, everyone, for enabling my wonderful experience as your stage manager (warts and all). I was stunned by the gift on Saturday night (well, I kinda anticipated the card but that’s it).
This has been such a learning experience . . . and it was a treat to work with such a diverse and talented and fascinating group of people. Thank-you for everything.